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New Feature: Unicorn Map switch/Launch Control/Flatshift for TFSI/S3!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Rick @ Unicorn Motor Dev., Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Rick @ Unicorn Motor Dev.
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    Hello all,

    after much hard work, we will shortly be able to offer our map switching, launch control and flatshift feature for 2.0 TFSI/S3 engined cars :)

    This will give you up to 5 different custom map sets without the need for any additional hardware. These 5 maps are all custom tunes on the car, and can be done to the customers requirements. For example, different fuels including E85, different boost levels, different throttle response, valet mode, security mode, water/meth injection map.

    In addition, for non DSG cars, Launch control and flat shift will be available. This is unlike the factory launch control, it builds significant boost (2 bar is possible!) on the line whilst stationary. Probably more suited to the 4WD cars. Flat shift allows you to keep your foot to the floor while changing gear on a manual car. The boost does not drop off at all, meaning much quicker changes and quicker acceleration through the gears.

    No additional hardware is needed - it is purely software. No cruise control is needed either, selection is carried out using the pedals :)

    Currently, the software is running on my own Audi A3. It is in extended testing, and working well. A little more evaluation is needed and then it will be available :)

    The feature will be very similar to what we have been doing for a while on The RS4 and 1.8T's - see video here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8IddRNFb22o

    Rick
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    I don't even care about the system right this minute... Just the flames from the exhaust in that video! Holy ****! Haha.
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    That's a result of the launch and flat shift :)

    Rick
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    Do this for the 170tdi!
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    What would be the cost of this, admittedly desirable sounding, map for a 2007 S3 Rick?
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    Just makes me want for a couple more cylinders!
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    Cost is going to depend on what you want, and the spec of car. Every single file is different, an it's going to be a minimum of a full days work for each car. For early adopters I will sort out a discount. I'll update the thread when we are ready to roll :)

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    I've recently had an Apr map and this sounds really good, wish I had heard about it sooner as I don't get the additional features apr off due to a lack of cruise control :/
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    sounds really great!!
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    I dropped my Edition 30 off at Ricks yesterday to finish the map off and test it with launch control, my car is front wheel drive so kind of pointless having proper launch but who cares when you can sit at the lights making lots of pops and bangs? My car is DSG too so would be pretty cool to see how it works with that, would be an awesome mod for DSG S3's!

    Very giddy to have my car finished and get it back now, hopefully some videos soon. :sly:
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    After many, many, many! hours of testing, I'm pleased to announce this map switching feature is now fully up and running! Test mule's have been a K03 car and also a highly modded K04 car (Golf ED30)

    The default map can either be a valet map with reduced performance, or completely standard. You can then quickly switch to up to 4 other maps which to allow different boost, throttle response or even fuel type. Video's of switching in action will follow in due course.

    These maps are 100% truly, absolutely custom developed entirely in house. If there is something very specific you want, the chances are we can develop it :)

    Thanks, Rick
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    Wow. This sounds great. Any chance of getting this sw to Norway?
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    Please make a video of what this looks and sounds like on an S3 manual, i need to see this ASAP!
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    I will, but sound depends on exhaust system, cats, no cats etc.

    Rick
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    Bump.
    Any news on this?
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    I have a few cars running it now, all good. I work with a tuner in Finland that could do it for you, but it's probably easier to get a Ferry to the UK!

    Rick
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    this looks great!
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    Will my redo stage 2+ Bang and flame like that? :happy:

    Looks awesome that!
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    If it's a manual, with a free flow exhaust/down pipe it would.

    Rick
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    Its a full decat turbo back miltek!

    What is the launch control like with the turbo? I have heard horror stories of them blowing!
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    What is your best option for the 2.0TFSI "TSI" -CCZA- engine and DSG (late 2008.5)
    do you offer the K04 turbo upgrade?
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    I have never had a turbo fail yet, it's not like antilag where there is a huge temperature build up, as this is only active for a very short period. I can't however guarantee your turbo, just from experience so far they have been fine.

    Rick
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    Yes, we can do a K04 upgrade :)

    Rick
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    flames come from what? Too rich mixture of fuel/o2 ? I love LC but dont like flames
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    Flames come from combustion of fuel late in the combustion cycle. This is what allows boost to be generated at low RPM.

    If you don't want it this way, then a secondary revlimit can be set just like the factory do with DSG cars, but this doesn't really gain you anything.

    Rick
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